Where to find Mummies
Types of People Mummified
Mummies vary in location, across the Earth, due to
natural and accidental mummification.
Peru, China, Egypt, and Italy are the most prominent
areas to find mummies.
In Egypt, embalmers would mummify the dead so that
the dead person could successfully survive in the
afterlife. Royalty would often be buried with their
favorite servants and pets. Also, their tombs contained
food, gold, and a ship to gain them safe passage
through the river of death.
The first step of Starting with the neck and
mummification is to wash head, the body is wrapped.
the body with water from The mummy will wear a
the Nile. Then you remove sacred amulet. After the
major organs, such as the book of the dead is
lungs and heart, and place read, the body is
them in jars. The body will completely wrapped and
dry out for 40 days. After put into its first coffin then
40 days, the embalmers the second. The funeral is
will cover the body with held and the
sweet smelling oils, and mummy, completely
stuffed with dry items. dressed, will be put in the
sarcophagus, then the
In other parts of the world mummification was also
used as a sacred act. The Buddhists would starve
themselves for three years, and would be surrounded
by candles until they dried out from the heat. The
body would mummify itself and they would put the
body in a tomb. In South America, the Paracas would
bundle the body into a seated position and move them
to a huge chamber, called Necropolis. These chambers
had parrots, deer, and foxes.
Many times, nature has led to people dying and their
bodies being preserved for years. Glaciers,
earthquakes, mudslides, volcanic eruptions, and tar
pits have led to thousands of bodies to be mummified.
Dinosaurs trapped in tar
pits would leave excellent
When Mount Vesuvius
erupted in Italy, the
cowering victims were
mummified into the
crevices of buildings
In Egypt, mummies
were placed in
tombs, such as this.
erected for the
From monks to Pharaohs, many different people have
been mummified. Cats, dogs, and horses have been
preserved for years. By mummifying, the body will stay
intact and can be used for research.
In doing this power point, I learned a lot about using
the power point program. At first, I didn’t know where
the background designs were but finally found them.
Also I learned to actually look at the tabs, they are
quite useful. But the most interesting thing I learned
was that not only the Egyptians used mummification.
Nature uses it to preserve our history.
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